What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 2)

2020-10-22T21:02:52+00:00

Welcome to the second of three-part series on what you need to know about chronic kidney disease.  In the first part of the series, I outlined how chronic kidney disease affects 37 million Americans.  What is even more concerning is that 9 in 1o do not know that they have chronic kidney disease. In this episode we will go over: What laboratory tests need to be ordered. How to interpret your lab tests. Questions you need to ask your healthcare provider. Some ways to reduce your risk of developing chronic kidney disease. What laboratory tests need to be ordered The basic [...]

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 2)2020-10-22T21:02:52+00:00

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 1)

2020-10-08T18:08:41+00:00

It's an all too familiar scenario.  A patient gets admitted to the hospital under my care. As I review their admission laboratory tests, I suspect they may have chronic kidney disease. My suspicions are confirmed when I take a look at their laboratory tests over the last several months to a year. Then I ask if they have ever been told that they have abnormal kidney function?  They respond by saying either, “No one has ever mentioned that to me” or “Yes my doctor mentioned they were a little abnormal and that we would just watch it for now”.  When I [...]

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 1)2020-10-08T18:08:41+00:00

How Stress Can Affect Blood Sugar Levels

2020-07-29T17:01:31+00:00

(Image from Unsplash.com courtesy of engin akyurt) Stress can have a bad effect on blood sugars. This is true whether or not you are currently living with borderline or type 2 diabetes. We all know on an intuitive level that stress affects our overall health and wellbeing. Stress also has a huge impact on metabolic health. For many of us, during this covid19 pandemic, this is has been a very stressful time, filled with a lot of uncertainty. At the very beginning of the pandemic, I hosted a webinar called "Thriving Through Change".  During the webinar, I spoke about the different [...]

How Stress Can Affect Blood Sugar Levels2020-07-29T17:01:31+00:00

How to Make A Therapeutic Smoothie

2020-07-29T17:04:21+00:00

Smoothies can be a great complement to a wholesome food plan, providing lots of essential nutrition. A smoothie is one of the easiest things to make that contains a wide range of therapeutic healing ingredients. A therapeutic smoothie contains nutrients that will help improve your overall metabolic health. So whether you're living with type 2 diabetes and looking to control your blood sugars, or you're looking to use smoothies to say control inflammation, control your cholesterol or optimize your brain function you can make a smoothie that not only tastes great and is not loaded with sugar. A lot of people [...]

How to Make A Therapeutic Smoothie2020-07-29T17:04:21+00:00

How managing your A1c can help you reach healthy blood sugars

2020-07-29T16:50:50+00:00

When it comes to healthy blood sugar control, the A1C is a vital measuring tool. A1c is the short name for glycosylated hemoglobin. Now, this may sound like a mouthful. It is abbreviated to the A1C to make it easier to understand. The A1c calculated as a percentage point. Blood glucose attaches to the proteins in the red blood cells. The A1C measures the amount of sugars attached to the red blood cells. This is a normal process that occurs in both people with diabetes as well as non-diabetics. The average red blood cell last about 120 days, the A1c can [...]

How managing your A1c can help you reach healthy blood sugars2020-07-29T16:50:50+00:00

Health Awareness Topic- Is your metabolic health up to par?

2020-07-29T16:51:04+00:00

According to a recent published study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey between 2009-2016, only 12% of Americans have good metabolic health. This means that 7 out of every 8 Americans do not have good metabolic health. These are pretty dismal numbers by all accounts. What was concerning with this study was that even people with so called normal body weight may not have good metabolic health!  The paper goes on to warn that these implications pose a high concern for public health. In today’s article we’ll go over what metabolic health is. Why we need to be concerned [...]

Health Awareness Topic- Is your metabolic health up to par?2020-07-29T16:51:04+00:00
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